Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, is the recipient of a Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. Funded by the Class of 1962 of Rutgers College, the award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff in recognition of distinguished and non-compensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations, and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership, personal acts of heroism, etc.
A widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, Van Horn is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Since 2013, he has been a Visiting, Non-Resident, Scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and in 2017 was named Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning in the Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
At Rutgers, Van Horn is a member of the university’s graduate faculties of planning and public policy, education, management and labor relations, and political science.
Van Horn is the author or editor of 18 books and over 150 scholarly articles and reports on American public policy and the American labor market including Working Scared (Or not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream (2014); Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century (2015); and Investing in America’s Workforce (2018). He is frequently sought by national media for his views on labor, workforce, and economic issues.